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West Virginia State Folk Festival

Music, Heritage, and Appalachian  Culture

*We are sorry to announce the Quilt Show is canceled for 2017.*
 

We hope to see it again in 2018!

The Thimbles and Threads Quilt Guild had its beginning in 1997 with members meeting monthly in local churches and with holding an annual quilt show during the West Virginia Folk Festival. It is during the show that various projects and demonstrations are shared with Festival goers. Ribbons are awarded to exhibitors based on viewers’ choices in the various categories.
The guild provides many opportunities for learning the art of quilting and other needlework techniques. Members attend special workshops and shows as well as relying on their individual talents to produce many individual and group projects. Many members are active in the State of West Virginia Quilt Guild.

The group also helps other organizations in Gilmer County by constructing raffle quilts for special funding and to boost the guild’s funds for these various projects.

Quilts for Kids continue to be a special project in which the group jointly constructs quilts for sick and traumatized children. To date, almost one hundred and fifty quilts have been given.
In 2014, the guild has participated in the National Quilts of Valor (QOV) program by contributing two patriotic quilts. These quilts are awarded to veterans who have been touched by war. One went to an anonymous veteran in West Virginia, and the second was awarded to Mr. Raymond Groves of Nicholas County. Mr.  Groves is a 96 year old World War II veteran, and the recipient of a Purple Heart and many other military honors. Sue Papouschek designed and machine quilted the quilt and most of the other members made blocks and provided the finishing touches.


The guild invites everyone, at no charge, to our annual show in the United Methodist Church on Main Street. New members are welcome and donations to our projects are appreciated. Contact Ruth Chisler Baughman or Sadie Kelble for more information.

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West Virginia State Folk Festival, Inc.

P.O. Box 362

Glenville, WV 26351

304-462-9644